Middlesex have won the toss first at Chelmsford and have put Essex into bat first.
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Day 1 Lunch: Essex 102-1 (Westley 53*, Browne 40*)
Day 1 Tea: Essex 262-4 (Bopara 82*, Ryder 9*)
Day 1 Stumps: Essex 370-7d (Bopara 93, Lawrence 53, Westley 53, Browne 52, Finn 3-85)
Middlesex County Cricket Club will take on Essex in our next pre-season friendly starting tomorrow, Monday 4 April at Chelmsford.
The planned format over the three days is a two day red-ball match over the first two days and then a Twenty20 match played on the third day (this is subject to change if the weather affects play on any of the days).
Middlesex CCC is pleased to announce the following 13-man squad for this friendly match: James Franklin (c), Steven Finn, James Fuller, Nick Gubbins, James Harris, Dawid Malan, Tim Murtagh, Ravi Patel, Ollie Rayner, Sam Robson, Toby Roland-Jones, John Simpson, Paul Stirling.
Entry is free for all spectators and play is due to start at 11am.